TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: artraud, antonin, pacifica
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil.... Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death. Broadcast on... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Source: KPFK
A group of people discuss the News and Reviews by opening up with a letter written by a 14 year-old male asking questions about homosexuality. They also address other topics such as a murder case. Kermit introduces the topic of meeting places and lists public areas such as 3rd Ave., Central Park West, and small local spots such as Brooklyn Heights and park around Riverside Dr. They talk about the history of private clubs and gay bars and the tie in to the mafia. Charles Pitts sits in host Baird... Source: WBAI
Disc 6 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Voices of Pacifica: Gwendolyn Brooks" Spring 2001 from PZ0300.083. Part 2: "Poets and Politicians Against the War" by June Jordan Talk by poet & Professor of Afro-American & Women's Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Also reads her poems & an essay called "The Evening Malcolm X Died." KPFA broadcast, march 1991 from AZ0936. Part 3: "Why Choose Love?" by bell hooks On the question of... Topics: Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, bell hooks
Robert Sklar speaks with Lizzie Borden, director of the American independent political film "Born in Flames". The film is based on a post-revolutionary atmosphere in New York. Issues of sexism, racism, and class continue to bedevil the society. Borden and Sklar have a great discussion about women figures in the film and the impact of socialism. Source: WBAI
Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970. Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
Speech by Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, at the Free Huey Newton rally held at the Oakland Auditorium on February 17, 1968 on Newton's birthday. Seale goes over the Black Panther Party's list of demands for the black community, praises Newton's teachings and contributions to the Party and rallies the audience to defend themselves against the racist power structure.
James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963. Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
A radio adaptation of Monique Wittig's surrealistic drama about militant feminist consciousness transformed into action. The play imagines a literal battle of the sexes in which women, having taken up arms, triumph against an army of men. Contains recorded music. Adapted from an English translation of Les guérillères, trans. David Le Vay (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1971). Source: KPFK
Confronted by conservative R.H.Darden, a white reporter, James Baldwin questions his own qualifications to represent the average black man. (3:45)Pacifica Radio Archives Topics: baldwin, pacifica, darden, race
Christopher Alexander, a world-renowned progressive architect, discusses the directions of contemporary design at his home in Berkeley. His talk discusses the need for architects to take into consideration the needs of the people for whom they are building. Alexander believes that wholeness and beauty are not vague notions and that buildings should be relevant to their cultural as well as physical landscape. Alexander talks about how non-experts can take control of their own affairs and that... Source: KPFA
Recording includes actuality of student protest against the new campus rules at the University of California, Berkeley. Jackie Goldberg speaks on the position of the University. Dick Roman talks about how he joined the demonstration. B. Turner speaks of the "table" incident and Mario Savio gives his speech. Jack Weinberg is arrested and the crowd reacts. Don Hackett presents a conservative view and Art Goldberg about table incident. The President of Young Democrats speaks on the... Source: KPFA
Note: Tape 3 content begins around 00:01:43.Description: Actuality of a National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) rally held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Los Angeles in April, 1971. The emcee for the evening is actor Georg Stanford Brown. On Reel 1, Brown introduces a film, "Hiroshima & Nagasaki", the audio of which can be heard on the recording, and introduces Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Yoshimura. Reel 2 features a speech by Setsuko Yoshimura in Japanese, which is... Topics: californialightandsound, Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements, Cunningham, Sarah, Brown, Georg... Source: 4 Tapes of 4 : 1/4 inch audio tape
byPacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07.... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: toklas, hashish, pacifica, stein, fudge, pot
Actuality of Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe talking about his career in Hollywood and taking questions from the audience at the 1974 San Francisco Film Festival following a screening of Funny Lady. Howe tells the audience anecdotes including how he became a camera man, his famous photograph of Mary Miles Minter in which her blue eyes were dark for the first time using orthochromatic film, how he filmed a scene in which a bird lands on Spencer Tracy's hand in The Old Man and... Source: KPFA
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature. Source: KPFA
KPFK's Claire Loeb interviews Rudi Gernreich, the terror of the fashion world. He explains why his models carry guns, expresses his sympathy with embattled women, proclaims the end of fashion, and elaborates his views on unisex. He also castigates the coercive practices of the fashion industry, particularly the Press and Women's Wear Daily. Recorded January 18, 1971The recording begins with the song "I've Got Five Dollars" and ends with "Island in the West Indies" both sung... Source: KPFK
Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the Pacifica Network's progressive... Topics: democratic national convention, republican national convention
Actuality of Eldridge Cleaver's speech at the University of California, Berkeley campus in response to Governor Ronald Reagan's cancellation of proposed UC Berkeley class 139X, for which Cleaver was scheduled to be a lecturer.
THE DELANO GRAPE STRIKE: Cesar Chavez introduced by Hank Anderson. Cesar Chavez, President of the National Farm Workers Association, spoke in Berkeley under the auspices of of Citizens for Farm Labor, on January 5, about the progress of the Delano Grape Strike and the history of the National Farm Workers Association. He is introduced by Henry Anderson, Chairman of Citizens for Farm Labor. - RECORDED in Berkeley. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 January 1966. (29 min.) BB2358 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: delano, chavez, labor, farm, grape, strike, pacifica
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and... Topics: Folk music, Ochs, Phil, Van Ronk, Dave, Sky, Patrick
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers perform at the Village Gate with Art Blakey (1919-1990) on drums, Walter Davis, Jr. on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass, David Schnitter on tenor sax, Bobby Watson on Alto Sax, and Valery Ponomarev on trumpet. The group performs Walter Davis, Jr.'s "Jodi," David Schnitter's "Mishima," and two other songs. Source: WBAI
Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27... Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes. Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
WBAI fundraiser "Dizzy Gillespie Day" held at the Village Gate in New York City on August 30, 1977. This recording contains part one of the event, an interview with Dizzy Gillespie's guitarist Rodney Jones and the music of jazz pianist Rio Clemente. See IZ0991 for part two of this event, Dizzy Gillespie performing at the Village Gate. Source: WBAI
Audio of the 2004 RNC and DNC, including DNC opening day mix, Wycleff Jean "If I Were President;" audio of Jesse Jackson and Michael Moore outside of the RNC. Topics: 2004 DNC, 2004 RNC, Pacifica Radio Archives
A series of poetic plays by Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) demonstrating the possibilities of selection and juxtaposition. This was the final production of the Word Players. The Word Players are: David Haight, Susan Miller, Sherry Pockell, Ann Rivers, Julie Scherer and Edgar Walker. Directed by Baird Searles, with technical production by David Rapkin. "There's a little ambiguity..." is published by Something Else Press and was used with the author's permission. This recording was formerly... Topics: Searles, Baird, Krauss, Ruth, Poetry, Radio plays
Edward Haber interviews Canadian singer-songwriters Kate (1946-2010) and Anna McGarrigle (1944 - ) at a coffee shop near Carnegie Hall on February 2, 1980. They talk about their upcoming release, French Record, which is sung entirely in French, the difference in folk music styles between French Canada and other countries, and singing in French to English audiences. Interview is interwoven with some of their recordings. Source: WBAI
WBAI's Karen Berg interviews Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney, the chief songwriters of American rock band The Flamin' Groovies. They talk about the economics of being in a rock band, including the cost of equipment and the inevitability of getting ripped off. Jordan and Loney also discuss the origins of the band's name and some of their memorable gigs.Contains sensitive language. Source: WBAI
The second of two symposia sponsored by the Esalen Institute on the value of psychotic experience, entitled "The Poetry of Madness", recorded July 31, 1968 at the Longshoremen's Memorial Hall in San Francisco. Panelists are John Perry, a San Francisco-based psychiatrist; Claudio Naranjo, a psychiatrist from Chile; Allen Ginsberg, poet; and Alan Watts, philosopher and writer; discussion is moderated by Julian Silverman, general manager of the Esalen Institute. Perry discusses Plato's... Source: WBAI
KPFA produced this biographical sketch of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, compiled from audio clips from the Pacifica Radio Archives. Newton was murdered in West Oakland on August 22, 1989. The tape is introduced by Ginny Z. Berson. Clips include Newton's press conference at attorney Charles Garry's San Francisco office following his release on $50,000 bond; Newton speaking on June 2, 1970 from prison in San Luis Obispo, four days after the California State Court of... Topics: Berson, Ginny Z., Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson., Newton, Huey P., NEWTON,...
Sproul Hall sit-in documentation sixty-eight. Recorded: at University of California, Berkeley. Description: Actuality of the anti-war demonstration at the Berkeley campus. Length: 2 recordings (110 min.) BB2365 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: sproul, berkeley, pacifica, war, demonstration, activist, activism, vietnam
The first half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the second half features the Jim Hall Trio - see BC0709.21). A program of classical music for solo guitar performed by William "Bill" Matthews at WBAI's Free Music Store on December 17, 1971. Matthews performs Prelude no. 1 and selected Etudes by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Allemande, minuet and courante by Ernst Gottlieb Baron, three short pieces, one by Fernando Sor, For guitar no. 1 by Jim Hall and... Topics: Guitar, Matthews, Bill, Villa-Lobos, Heitor, Baron, Ernst Gottlieb, 1696-1760, Sor, Fernando,...
British traditional singers John Roberts and Tony Barrand, along with Jeff Warner, Susan Warner and Davey Jones, sing sea shanties and tell stories of the Atlantic sailing packets of the late nineteenth century at WBAI's Free Music Store in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces Robert Makla from Friends of Prospect Park, who describes some points of interest in Prospect Park to the audience. The group performs Maggie May, Homeward and outward bound, Paddy West, The limejuice... Topics: Folklore, Sea songs
Disc 3 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Blues, Legacies and Black Feminism" by Angela Davis Activist and author Angela Davis discusses several key early blues artists to illustrate how black women helped shape feminist historical traditions through their music. March 1998, Santa Monica, CA, from PZ0300.060. Topic: Angela Davis
"The funeral service of Jonathan Peter Jackson (1953-1970) and William Arthur Christmas (1943-1970), who were killed in the course of an armed action which they staged during a politically charged trial of prison inmates at the Marin County, California, Hall of Justice, on August 7, 1970. Contents include Master of Ceremonies at the funeral, Father Earl Neil and a eulogy by Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party co-founder and officer. Services were recorded at St. Augustine's Church,... Topics: BLACK PANTHERS, FUNERALS, JACKSON, JONATHAN, CHRISTMAS, WILLIAM, SAN QUENTIN, SOLEDAD BROTHERS,...
Barbara Gittings and Charles Pitts talk with two young lesbians, Donna and Kathy. They talk about how young lesbians can enter the lesbian social world, the link between physical and emotional attraction between women, what high school is like for young lesbians, and the lack of lesbian establishments in NYC. Gittings gives out contact info for homophile organizations at the end of the program. News and reviews edited out of program. Source: WBAI
ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin. Executive Produced by Adi Gevins. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Second Amendment, gun control, right to bear arms, bill of rights radio education project
Series Title: Inside LADescription: Highlights from the February 12th, 1977 March and Rally for Integration from Downtown Los Angeles to the Board of Education building to bring about a realistic integration program to Los Angeles schools. The rally occurred after the integration plan submitted by the Citizens Advisory Committee on School Integration (CACSI) to the Board of Education was drastically modified before its adoption. Speakers at the rally featured on this recording are Henry Dodson,... Topics: californialightandsound, Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.--Los Angeles (Calif.), Busing... Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton speaks about his political activities and events surrounding his trial from jail in San Luis Obispo, CA. Newton asks for immunity from the United Nations for Eldridge Cleaver and the release of all Panthers currently serving prison sentences. Restricted distribution rights. Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Statement from Huey P....
Christopher Alexander, a world-renowned progressive architect, discusses the directions of contemporary design. In the second half of this program he elaborates on his conception of wholeness. Alexander argues against people conceptualizing themselves as being "mechanisms" inside of a larger sphere. There are objective differences between "good buildings" and "bad buildings" contrary to what architects have been taught. Saatkamp reads an excerpt from... Source: KPFA
Like the crackle at the center of a firestorm, students at Columbia University intensified the anti-Vietnam War movement on April 23, 1968 by starting a revolt against the school administration seizing campus buildings and barricading themselves for days. Eventually the police moved in with military-style force, injuring 140 and arresting more than 700 participants. Pacifica radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York was there to cover it all, raw and unfiltered, with much of their coverage - not... Topics: from the vault, columbia, university, student revolt, kanter, pacifica, wbai
Don Sortor reads chapters 1 and 3 of Grendel, John Gardner's 1971 re-telling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971). Chapter 1 begins at start of tape. Chapter 3 begins at 00:16:12. This recording does not have Erik Bauersfeld intro. Source: KPFA
The second half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the first half featured classical guitarist Bill Matthews - see BC0709.16). This half features jazz guitarist Jim Hall performing with Benny Aronov, piano, and Ron Carter, bass. Among the pieces played are Where would I be?, Careful, and Little waltz. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department. This recording was formerly cataloged as BC0709.19. Topics: Jazz music, Jim Hall trio
Bike-boy: two superstars Bruce Haines and George McKittrich; interviewed by Claire Clouzot and Lee Meyerzove, 1968. Two actors discuss their experiences in making Andy Warhol's film. (55 min.) BB5249 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: warhol, clouzot, meyerzove, mckittrich, haines, film, pacifica